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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheimís haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-centuryĒ by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, ďSweeney ToddĒ has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.


Pl√°cido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist ProgramPl√°cido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in April for a panel led by Mr. Domingo that included Music Director James Conlon, President and CEO Christopher Koelsch and Senior Director of Artistic Planning Joshua Winograde, who directs the program, along with Nino Sanikidze, head coach for the program.  (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin to DepartWaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin to Depart
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?Derek Blount, Chairman, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors today announced the departure of Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin who has accepted a position as Head of Fine Arts with Greenhill School in Addison.  Terry will begin his new position at Greenhill on July 1, 2016.   (more...)

LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist ProgramLA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

General Director Pl√°cido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. (more...)

DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Announces Winners!DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Announces Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals is a nonprofit organization committed to education, which led to begin the awards program patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards¬ģ. DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards brings stars, community celebrities, show business veterans and Dallas leaders together for an evening of celebration. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This SummerCabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREETSan Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Pre-Show RitualsBWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Pre-Show Rituals
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - May 2, 2016

Everyone has their own pre-show rituals that they need to do before a show. This year I especially became extremely interested in seeing how other people prepare for shows.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; Ann Hampton Callaway Presents 'But Beautiful'; The Skivvies; David Yazbek at 54 Below; and Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kevin McGuire, Linda Mugleston, Robert Petkoff and More in DCPA's SWEENEY TODDPhoto Flash: First Look at Kevin McGuire, Linda Mugleston, Robert Petkoff and More in DCPA's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DCPA's Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD Featuring DeVotchKaSTAGE TUBE: Watch the Trailer for DCPA's Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD Featuring DeVotchKa
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. Check out the promo video below! (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLaura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of DCPA's Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD - Kevin McGuire, Linda Mugleston, Robert Petkoff and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of DCPA's Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD - Kevin McGuire, Linda Mugleston, Robert Petkoff and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) presents Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition!
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards to Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, and more than 230 of the best actors, singers and dancers in New York. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the big night! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This FallMasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, Nick Adams & More Strip Down with The SkivviesSTAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, Nick Adams & More Strip Down with The Skivvies
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, otherwise known as the Skivvies, returned to Feinstein's/54 Below last night with their signature 'undie-rock,' and as usual, a slew of all-star guests. Check out performances by Nick Adams, Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, Caroline Rhea, Kevin Zak and more from the show below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/28/2016 - Drama Desk Nominees, SHUFFLE ALONG and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/28/2016 - Drama Desk Nominees, SHUFFLE ALONG and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Drama Desk nominees will be announced this morning, 'SHUFFLE ALONG' opens on Broadway, and Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark star in MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS, starting tonight! (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Kids Perform 'Gee, Mr. Miranda' at BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet CompetitionSTAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Kids Perform 'Gee, Mr. Miranda' at BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

The company of Fun Home was runner-up for turning West Side Story's 'Gee Officer Krumpkee!' into a plea to Miranda to write a show for them. But they ultimately realized that they could control their own destinies by creating roles for themselves, just as Miranda has done. Watch their full performance below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Audition AnxietyBWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Audition Anxiety
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - Apr 27, 2016

I think it is safe to say that all actors hate auditions. No matter how big or how small, there is nothing relaxing about standing in front of a table of people whose jobs are to sit there and judge you. Although auditions are not fun, it is something that we all have to endure in order to make it into shows (unless you're Idina Menzel and can just get roles thrown at you all the time. But sadly there is only one Idina).  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Slays BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet Competition with SWEENEY TODD TributeSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Slays BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet Competition with SWEENEY TODD Tribute
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

At the 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition ealier this week, the Broadway company of Hamilton took top honors for transforming their opening number into an homage to Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd - featuring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as the demon barber of Fleet Street himself. Check out the full performance below! (more...)

Canned Rice Productions Brings VACANCY to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs TheatreCanned Rice Productions Brings VACANCY to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Canned Rice Productions will debut a new romantic tragicomedy, VACANCY, a 50-minute physical theatre piece created by and starring real-life couple Richard Wright-Firth and Candice van Litsenborgh. (more...)

Claire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowClaire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, from Wednesday 3 August 2016.  The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on 30 July 2016. (more...)

2nd Annual 'Stage Raw' Awards Winners Announced2nd Annual 'Stage Raw' Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the second-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS.  Picking up where the LA WEEKLY Awards left off, and hosted by the Independent Shakespeare Co. and Dr. Pinch and Pinchtones, the best of 99-seat theatre was celebrated in an exuberant and emotional evening that put a "Raw" spotlight on the year's best work. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams & More to Perform in Martha's Vineyard This SummerPatti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams & More to Perform in Martha's Vineyard This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale is bringing his acclaimed Broadway concert series to Martha's Vineyard this summer. Since launching the fledgling Broadway @ The Art House concert series with Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky in Provincetown in 2011, the Broadway @ series has become a veritable star-magnet and has exploded beyond picturesque P-Town to launch outposts everywhere from Los Angeles to London. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

APPROPRIATE, 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' and More Set for Season 29 at Actor's ExpressAPPROPRIATE, 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' and More Set for Season 29 at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Actor's Express announces its 29th Season including two Tony Award winners and three Atlanta premieres. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera, 5/7Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

On May 7th, the highly anticipated world premiere of The Shining - a new opera based on Stephen King's 1977 best-selling novel - by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, will be presented by the Minnesota Opera, at the Music Theater at the Ordway in St. Paul, Minnesota. With less than three weeks to go before the curtain rises, all 7,056 seats across The Shining's four performances are sold out and only standing room tickets remain for the production which runs through May 15th. (more...)

Encore Season of FROM THE HEART for Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre this MayEncore Season of FROM THE HEART for Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Canned Rice Productions and Shannyn Fourie's show about country music legend June Carter Cash and her husband, Johnny, will return to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre for an encore season this May. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City HallPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

The Skivvies are Back at Feinstein's/54 Below on 5/3 with Max Crumm, Barrett Foa & More!The Skivvies are Back at Feinstein's/54 Below on 5/3 with Max Crumm, Barrett Foa & More!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 25, 2016

Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley,  otherwise known as the Skivvies, are singers/actors/musicians that perform stripped down arrangements of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. This  'undie-rock,' comedy-pop duo don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform their distinctive mashups and eccentric originals for cello and ukulele, with touches of glockenspiel, melodica, and a surprising array of under-used instruments. (more...)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Set to Go, Go, Go at Theatre On The BayJOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Set to Go, Go, Go at Theatre On The Bay
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Pieter Toerien presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, on stage at Theatre on the Bay from 12 August to 5 November 2016. (more...)

National Jewish Theater Foundation to Bring 'CABARET IN CAPTIVITY' to York TheatreNational Jewish Theater Foundation to Bring 'CABARET IN CAPTIVITY' to York Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The National Jewish Theater Foundation, in association with The York Theatre Company, will present a special one-night only performance of CABARET IN CAPTIVITY: Songs and Sketches from Terezin/Theresienstadt, as part of the second annual Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Readings. The event will take place on Sunday evening, May 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SWEENEY TODD at Fullerton High SchoolPhoto Flash: First Look at SWEENEY TODD at Fullerton High School
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The annual Childress MACY Awards are a celebration of the talent, hard work, dedication, energy and boundless enthusiasm of everyone who has participated in musical theater productions in Orange County, CA. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHATGulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman TheaterCast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Nadim Naaman Announces New Album 'Sides', Released JuneNadim Naaman Announces New Album 'Sides', Released June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

West End performer Nadim Naaman, currently filling the boots of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, will be releasing his second album Sides with independent label Auburn Jam Records on June 20th , with an album launch gig at The Hippodrome, London on Sunday June 19th at 3pm. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 25-May 1, Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, The Skivvies, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 25-May 1, Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, The Skivvies, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Something Really Rotten: Cut Songs From the Show with the Original Cast; Jay Armstrong Johnson at 54 Below; The Skivvies; The Tyler Mount Vlog Live! with Matt Doyle, Lesli Margherita & Kara Lindsay; and Broadway Acts for Women, with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lena Hall, and more.  (more...)

Laura Benanti and The Skivvies, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLaura Benanti and The Skivvies, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interview: A SHINING Hour for Mark Campbell and the Art of Libretto-WritingBWW Interview: A SHINING Hour for Mark Campbell and the Art of Libretto-Writing
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 22, 2016

Do you remember that cataclysmal moment in the Stanley Kubrick film of Stephen King's ¬ďThe Shining,¬Ē when Jack Nicholson axes his way through the bathroom door and says, wild-eyed, ¬ďHere's Johnny!¬Ē Well, you won't find it in King's book--or in Mark Campbell's libretto for THE SHINING, the new opera written with composer Paul Moravec and directed by Eric Simonson, opening May 7 at the Minnesota Opera as part of its New Works Initiative. (more...)

BWW Review: Scorching Social Satire Musical AMERICAN PSYCHO Examines The Demon Banker of Wall StreetBWW Review: Scorching Social Satire Musical AMERICAN PSYCHO Examines The Demon Banker of Wall Street
by Michael Dale - Apr 22, 2016

Based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel, AMERICAN PSYCHO nails 1980s financial boom excessiveness. (more...)

Claire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGClaire Sweeney Cast As Baroness Bomburst in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Marianka Swain - Apr 22, 2016

From August 3, Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on July 30. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet College Student, Amanda Bohlmann - Small Town TheatreBWW Blog: Meet College Student, Amanda Bohlmann - Small Town Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - Apr 21, 2016

Hi there! Welcome to my first BroadwayWorld blog! My name is Amanda & I am currently an ensemble member in my college's production of Sweeney Todd. I'm here to tell you a little bit about my experience being part of an incredible cast in a production in a tiny little town called Sparkill, NY. (more...)

Broadway's an Open Book: Bookwriters From ON YOUR FEET!, TUCK EVERLASTING, ALADDIN, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, JERSEY BOYS and DISASTER! Talk About Creating MusicalsBroadway's an Open Book: Bookwriters From ON YOUR FEET!, TUCK EVERLASTING, ALADDIN, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, JERSEY BOYS and DISASTER! Talk About Creating Musicals
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

Writers seeking fame and recognition are generally advised to steer clear of the task of writing books for Broadway musicals. Regarded by theatre insiders to be perhaps the most vital, yet most underappreciated element of a successful musical, the book oftentimes receives the least credit when a musical's a hit, but is the first thing blamed if it's a flop. (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLOJennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Fighting Chance Productions to Present FACING EAST, 4/23-5/14Fighting Chance Productions to Present FACING EAST, 4/23-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

FACING EAST, based on a play by CAROL LYNN PEARSON follows an upstanding Mormon couple faced with the suicide of their gay son. When they unexpectedly meet their son's partner they must face a reality long ignored, and reconcile feelings with beliefs. After workshops in Chicago and Dallas the show had a developmental charity concert at the Lyric Theatre in London, England starring several West End artists, directed by Ryan Mooney. This world premiere is the first time the show will receive a full production, with a Canadian cast and production team, and is the 40th production for FIGHTING CHANCE PRODUCTIONS. (more...)

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